Lincoln City legend, Simon Yeo has named his career One to Eleven.
Before a successful footballing career Yeo was part of the British Army where he toured Bosnia and Northern Ireland. After leaving the army the Stockport born forward played for a number of clubs but his career really kicked off after playing for Hyde United.
After leaving Hyde, Yeo had two spells at Sincil Bank with Lincoln City (between 2002-05 and 2005-06) which included a brief switch to New Zealand Knights. He made over 100 appearances and scored over 30 goals for the Lincolnshire side. The 2002-03 season was a special one for the striker as he scored a number of vital goals in the Third Division play-offs. Lincoln managed to get a 6-3 aggregate victory over Scunthorpe. The Imps went onto lose 5-2 in the final against Bournemouth.
In the 2006-07 season, Yeo signed for Peterborough United which was followed by a spell at Chester City. In 2008 the striker was given a move on loan to Manchester side, Bury. Towards the end of his Career Yeo played for a number of sides including Macclesfield, Droylsden and Harrogate Town.
Here’s the strikers side full of great players he has played with.
GK: Alan Marriott – “Superb shot stopper, he always commands the 18 yard box.”
RB: Dean Holden – “6ft 2, a big, strong, quick fullback.”
CB: Paul Morgan – “He’s quick, and reads the game well. He always got us out of some sticky situations.. aka Mr Reliable.”
CB: Ben Futcher – “No nonsense centre back. He clears his line well and even scored a few goals.”
LB: Gareth McAuley – “A true leader. Nothing much got past him and also a very passionate player plus he could score.”
CM: Richard Butcher – “The best engine I’ve ever seen. Fit as f**k…pardon my French…! A box to box player who could score goals. He had the worst banter ever and he should have played at a higher level.”
CM: Peter Gain – “Another fit lad who was a box to box player and also very skilful, he could pass the ball with quality.”
CM: Lee Frecklington – “A young boy who was quick and enthusiastic. He was full of energy and had a great football head on him, which meant he could create and score goals!”
ST: Gary Taylor-Fletcher – “Quick and very skilful, I use to love him running at defences because he could turn them inside out which meant he could create and make chances!”
ST: George Boyd – “An intelligent, quick, skilful player with a very good footballing brain and he has scored a bag full of goals.”
ST: Aaron McLean – “He was lightning fast, skilful and he could finish from any position in the attacking third. But boy could he strike a ball! Unbelievable power in a shot”
Holden Morgan Futcher McAuley
Butcher Gain Frecklington
Taylor-Fletcher Boyd Mclean
Thank you Simon for taking the time to take part in this article.